‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Season 2 Coming To DVD, Blu-ray And 4K UHD In December

The popular second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds wrapped up last month and it is coming home in December on physical media, including a 4K UHD Blu-ray and two different Steelbook releases with bonus goodies. The collections are already available for pre-order and we have all the details.

Strange New Worlds season 2 comes home

Today Paramount Home Entertainment announced Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2 arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD on December 5th. Lead again by Captain Pike (Anson Mount), in season 2 the crew of the USS Enterprise go where no Trek has gone before including a crossover with the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks and a musical episode. The season features the return of James T. Kirk (Paul Wesley) and the introduction of Oscar-nominee Carol Kane as Chief Engineer Pelia, along with a few more surprises.

Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid and Anson Mount in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds “Those Old Scientists.”

In addition to all 10 episodes, the release includes over 2 hours of special features. These include the following behind-the-scenes featurettes:

• Producing Props
• The Costumes Closet
• The Gorn
• Singing in Space
• Exploring New Worlds

The home media release also features exclusive deleted, extended, and alternate scenes (including an alternate take of the Klingon song from “Subspace Rhapsody”). It appears there are no commentary tracks, likely due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

There are three regular home media collections for Strange New Worlds season 2: 4-disc DVD, 4-disc Blu-ray and 3-disc 4K UHD. Here is the box art…

Limited Edition Steelbooks with bonus goodies.

The SNW season 2 collection will also be available as a limited edition Steelbook, both on Blu-ray and 4K UHD. Both Steelbook releases include a “Subspace Rhapsody” poster.

Blu-ray Steelbook with extra

The 4K UHD also includes a set of four exclusive character magnets that will let fans customize the packaging (because it’s made of steel) with their favorite character.

4K UHD Steelbook with extra

Pre-order available

Strange New Worlds season 2 is available now for pre-order at Amazon: DVD for $33.99 and Blu-ray for $38.99. The limited edition Steelbook is available for pre-order as well: Blu-ray Steelbook for $46.74 and  4K UHD Steelbook for $53.93. [NOTE: Pre-order for regular (non-Steelbook) 4K UHD release not yet available on Amazon, check back for an update]

Box art for 4K UHD Steelbook

Reminder: Picard season 3 out now

The third and final season of Star Trek: Picard was released on home media at the beginning of the month (see TrekMovie review). You can order the final season on Amazon: Blu-ray for $34.96Steelbook Blu-ray for $39.95, and DVD for $29.96.

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The fate of Prodigy showed us that our favorite shows can be removed from streaming services at the whim of the service. I adore SNW, and I want the discs so that no one can ever take it away from me!

Or like Willow a show i never got to see and Disney just erased. There is only a bootleg and i don’t support piracy.

I watched the first couple of episodes of Disney’s Willow series. I was so happy to see Warwick Davis (Willow) and Joanne Whalley (Sorsha) from the original film back … I hate that I didn’t finish the series before Disney took it away.

I don’t believe in piracy if there’s any legitimate way to get a show, if it can be bought or rented legitimately. But if there IS no legitimate way to get the show, then I think downloading it is permissible.

Cool I’ll be adding this along side the rest of my Trek collection. I do find S1 to be far better then S2 which i thought was weak. I hope they release a Picard complete series in 4K alongside a Discovery complete series in 4K at some point too.

The poor quality special effects in Picard S3 would look even worse if they were upscaled to 4K. Those effects barely hold up for me as is, so it’s not worth the tradeoff for HDR to see those upscaled. Besides, Picard S3 is so dark that the HDR factor is going to be barely noticable.

Exactly BECAUSE it’s dark HDR would makea difference since it has a wider range of dark and LIGHT. And the vfx isn’t bad at all imo but instead made with much love to detail imo.

HDR is a tool that can very easily be misused, especially if the cinematographers aren’t around for the digital intermediate process. Background windows or lights can be brought up to levels that distract away from main characters in the foreground. I didn’t talk to the colorist for my piece on PICARD (it ran WAY over word-wise, since we had two DPs to talk with and two directors as well as camera crew team) so I don’t know any particulars about the DI on s2/s3.

But my gut feeling is that the really dark & fuzzy bridge stuff shot by Joffin can’t be fixed easily, as that look is baked-in through the use of massive diffusion on set, and you can’t really sharpen an image that has been softened up so extremely before it even gets to the lens. If you ‘dial up’ on a mushy image, you’re just going to have brighter mush.

Low light is not a bad thing — so long as you have some real highlights and some crispness. I remember second season of THE KILLING getting tons of hate because sometimes 90% of the frame was black … but it always had a crisp highlight, usually a backlit figure, which made it look cinematically rich for me. But I don’t see anybody working on the level of Gordon Willis doing TREK (Willis was known as the prince of darkness for his trailblazing photography of the GODFATHER films, among many other brilliant or brilliantly-shot features.)


Hey Kevin,

Was there a rationale given as to why the season was shot so dark in the first place? Not longing for the pretty dreadful flat, overlit cinematography of TNG’s first two seasons, but PIC S3 was practically unwatchable (and, by extension, implied that the crew spaces on the Titan/Enterprise-G were practically unlivable).

Dude, I’ve got quite a few UHD’s now that I also still have on standard BR. I can categorically state that in very dark scenes, the effect of HDR is simply not as noticeable.

You can have 2k to 4k upscales that are fantastic. Those are usually feature films though, like Marvels the Avengers, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars Revenge of the Sith.

And yet I keep thinking this is why GRAVITY hasn’t made its way to 4K yet; for a recent movie that looked so fantastic in the theater and on blu-ray to not have shown up in 4K suggests that it would display a seriously compromised result. (Cuaron told me at the time of release he desperately wanted to shoot and post the movie in 4K but that it would have taken years longer to finish.)

The movies you cite as examples are movies that are definitely not photoreal with their VFX, so maybe that gives them license, or maybe the audiences for them don’t see the stylization as a flaw the way somebody like I would (I suffered through SITH on streaming and have seen and enjoyed the Marvel flicks while flinching a lot at the visuals, but LOTR just felt like a waste of time and greenscreens to me — I only made it through FELLOWSHIP and half of TWO TOWERS before I gave up on the films completely.)

EDIT ADDON: Here’s some more stuff about GRAVITY — possibly director is holding it up? https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=232863&page=2

And yet I keep thinking this is why GRAVITY hasn’t made its way to 4K yet; for a recent movie that looked so fantastic in the theater and on blu-ray to not have shown up in 4K suggests that it would display a seriously compromised result.


…unless I come across it at a highly discounted used price sometime in the future, I’m going to give this one a pass. I found the second season to be inferior to S1, and don’t think it would have much replay value for me. From new Kirk to comedic-relief Pike to sidekick Spock, I’m finding this alt. reality pretty mediocre overall.

Unfortunately the silliness from that juvenile sitcom cartoon, as well as the emotive fan service for Picard has now invaded SNW, so I have to agree with you — half the eps were good this year, which is a significant step down from S1.

Agreed. It doubled down on all the things from season 1 that didn’t work and got even sillier and even more canon breaking. It was like a CW show in how the Starfleet officers acted. I mean i guess its fun sometimes but you can’t take them seriously as officers in any military. Pike acts like the Dad who asked the kids what they want on their pizza at a slumber party.

Season 1 >>>>>>>> Season 2.
Way better.
Bought Season 1, ain’t buying Season 2 and I’m pretty sure I’m the biggest TOS fan out there.
Call me when you get back to the TOS exploring Strange New Worlds, new civilizations, final frontier exploration.
And please… please… can we get a D-7 and the Enterprise go at it WOK, full tactics, high stakes, damage control parties, boarding parties, everything to the limit?? Or the Gorn?
Hell, seeing the Borg use the Picard’s to take out a quarter of Starfleet again and again was better that this and the big E deserves better! Transfer whoever keeps decolorizing and TNGizing with wall paper comedy episodes to Lower Decks where they belong!
Ugh.. though I do like seeing a Lt. Kirk and Scotty. Damn it. I’ll think about it on reflection.

The fact that you are the biggest TOS fan out there is exactly why you SHOULDN’T like SNW – it’s simply garbage by comparison! I thought the SNW first season finale proved the point conclusively: it showed how the two shows handle the same story, and the original was superior in every way. Better acting, better writing, better characters. SNW feels like a show for children.

I’m not a big TOS fan at all but still think it’s a more mature show to SNW easily. And I like SNW, but it’s a much lighter and comedic show IMO. It doesn’t have the gravitas TOS has. I can’t imagine Kirk with a cooking apron on every episode lol.

And NuKirk still sucks!!! He reminds me more of Jim Carrey than William Shatner.

(But a decent singing voice through)

Can’t wait to get the Steelbook edition with collector cards and poster.

Ok so SNW must have been much more successful than PIC S3 – I see no other explanation that it receives two 4k Disc releases (both Steelbook and normal) and PIC zero.

If Picard was Arri 3.4 K there is no reason why they can’t produce a 4k disc for season 2 and 3. Especially when IMDB notes a 4K DI. Season 1 isn’t 4K though.

None of the 3 seasons were shot in 4K. I believe they are all shot in native 2K.

The first 2 Kelvin movies (I’m not sure about “Beyond”) also had a 2K DI – but were released in 4K..

I’m looking forward to Mando season 1 and 2 far more, but i might pick up a copy of SNW season 2.

I had no idea Mando had been released on disc until now – thanks for that!

I think they’re scheduled for December 12, 2023 release.

That was what i meant i’ll pick them up for an early holiday gift with SNW if budget allows.

Hit it, my dudies. What exactly is the concept with that cover art? It is giving my brain and eyeballs the Bentaxian Phage.

Just pre-ordered my Blu Ray Steelbook for Season 2. I loved the second season of Strange New Worlds; it’s obvious from the comments here many did not, or found it inferior to the first season. Season One had a couple weak episodes; so did the second season. Overall, however, I loved it. They took risks and in my opinion those risks paid off. I enjoy bonus features, so I’m looking forward to what this set is promising.

Loved Those Old Scientists (my favorite in the entire show so far), Measure of a Woman, Spock going teenager emo and the finale.

The rest were….OK. Still way better than All of Discovery and first two seasons of Picard easily though.

Still way better than All of Discovery and first two seasons of Picard easily though.

Agreed. It’s a real shame how bad the first two season of PIC were, I’m pretty much ignoring the fact they existed at all.

I have never watched any of these seasons a second time to this day. Have ever rewatch any of Discovery and definitely not the first two seasons of Picard. I have watched some of the episodes I liked again but never a full season. No desire at all.

I have rewatched Picard season 3 twice and first season of SNW once though.